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Detroit's Home for Small Business Resources

Detroit is tough and resilient, and we’re making small business a priority.
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Digital
Access Hub

Find digital tools, business service support, and resources to help operate your small businesses digitally.

Business People

Technology Bites Workshop

An eight-week workshop designed to help businesses overcome frustration and no longer be overwhelmed by technology.

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Business Assistance

Is your business in need of professional services? Sustain and grow your business with DMB's  new business assistance awards.

Expert Guidance

Running a business can be overwhelming at times. Working with a business expert can help increase your chances of success. Learn more about the types of guidance available in Detroit's small business support ecosystem.

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Financial Resources

One of the biggest challenges for small business owners is finding the funds necessary to launch – and eventually grow – their businesses. Find the various types of funding available and a growing list of resources to consider.

Navigating City Processes

Detroit Means Business is in the business of helping business owners navigate City resources. View City of Detroit-specific resources and guides.

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Opportunities

Explore opportunities to grow your small business through accelerators, technical assistance, competitions, and other programs that provide access to mentorship, strategy, investment, and training.

Real Estate

Choosing a business location and space is a crucial step in starting a business. Find guides for searching for space to lease or purchase and resources for building and renovating.

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Latest News

About Detroit Means Business

Detroit Means Business is a coalition of private, public, and philanthropic partners dedicated to meet the needs of Detroit’s small businesses.

Upcoming Events

  • TechTown Detroit Retail Boot Camp Spring 2024 Info Session
    TechTown Detroit Retail Boot Camp Spring 2024 Info Session
    Tue, Mar 05
    TechTown Detroit
    Mar 05, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs St, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    Mar 05, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs St, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
  • Forming Your LLC - In Person Event
    Forming Your LLC - In Person Event
    Tue, Mar 05
    Schoolcraft College
    Mar 05, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Schoolcraft College, 18600 Haggerty Rd, Livonia, MI 48152, USA
    Mar 05, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Schoolcraft College, 18600 Haggerty Rd, Livonia, MI 48152, USA
  • Cybersecurity Score & Readiness for Small Business Manufacturers - Webinar
    Cybersecurity Score & Readiness for Small Business Manufacturers - Webinar
    Wed, Mar 06
    Webinar
    Mar 06, 2024, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
    Webinar
    Mar 06, 2024, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
    Webinar
  • Culinary Creatives Roundtable
    Culinary Creatives Roundtable
    Wed, Mar 06
    BUILD Institute
    Mar 06, 2024, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    BUILD Institute, 1620 Michigan Ave Ste 120, Detroit, MI 48216, USA
    Mar 06, 2024, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    BUILD Institute, 1620 Michigan Ave Ste 120, Detroit, MI 48216, USA
  • Creating Social Media Content for your Business with Victoria Warda
    Creating Social Media Content for your Business with Victoria Warda
    Wed, Mar 06
    New Lab - Michigan Central Station
    Mar 06, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    New Lab - Michigan Central Station, 2050 15th St, Detroit, MI 48216, USA
    Mar 06, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    New Lab - Michigan Central Station, 2050 15th St, Detroit, MI 48216, USA
  • Ombudsman Simpson's Webinar--Bridging The Gap: Small Businesses in Detroit
    Ombudsman Simpson's Webinar--Bridging The Gap: Small Businesses in Detroit
    Wed, Mar 06
    Webinar
    Mar 06, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Webinar
    Mar 06, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Webinar
  • Mix & Mingle With Your DBL
    Mix & Mingle With Your DBL
    Wed, Mar 06
    Detroit
    Mar 06, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Detroit, 17546 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48203, USA
    Mar 06, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Detroit, 17546 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48203, USA
  • 2024 DEI UnDemo Day
    2024 DEI UnDemo Day
    Wed, Apr 17
    Virtual Event
    Apr 17, 2024, 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM
    Virtual Event
    Apr 17, 2024, 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM
    Virtual Event

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"I am so pleased to say that the Detroit Means Business website was absolutely amazing. I was able to get both my businesses prepared for their opening dates. I love my city, our mayor and my liaison."

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